Bottoms Up: Wine-related gifts for Dad

Dad’s big day is almost here and what better way to show the main wine-loving man in your life how much you care than with a vinous gift of some sort. Lots of options are available to you so don’t fret. Here are some suggestions. Favourite Bottle or Two of Wine: If you know what […]

The Main Menu: Strawberries are in season

Strawberries are here! Earlier than ever this year, because of the warmer winter and early spring, they made their debut about three weeks early. Last evening was my first introduction to their distinctive flavour. Up to that point, I had been nibbling on the imported imitation. You know the kind – gigantic with a slight […]

Many hands turn visioning into action

Thank you to the many hands involved in creating some terrific action-oriented teams from our Town Hall Vision Team sessions. Take a look at what is starting to happen in our neighbourhood: Schools as Community Hubs Led by Lesley  Sargla and team, they have started with Malvern CI as the first hub.  We have hosted […]

Beach BIA changing with the times

Change is inevitable. The degree and pace with which things are changing is staggering. And for the most part, we are not in control of those changes on our own behalf, but instead are immersed in the changes that are going on around us – we’re simply required to adapt and adopt to keep up. […]

Walkathon for a four-legged cause

According to walkathon legend, we have Diplo to thank for pounding the pavement first. In 1953, the actor/comedian walked 80 miles through San Juan, Puerto Rico, to raise money for the Puerto Rican League Against Cancer. In four days, he raised $85,000. We’ve been walking in his footsteps ever since. We walk to fight disease […]

Add fun with home-made puppets

June 5, storyteller Sally Jaeger and I are participating in the first Ontario Ultimate Block Party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Toronto’s historic Fort York.  From 7,000 to 10,000 children and their families will tour and take part in about 20 play-based learning-activity centres. The activities are for children aged one to 81, […]

Don’t get trapped in web of misinformation

More and more these days vets and other professionals rely on new technology to communicate with, and educate our clients. Our practice now uses a combination of email and internet technology for the majority of our communication and information sharing both with clients and colleagues. Gone are the days of photocopied handouts and lengthy answering […]

All the news, all the time – for free

A few months ago, The Toronto Sun (unsolicited by Dianne or me) began dropping its Sunday paper on our front porch. This works well because The Globe and Mail, which we do subscribe to, does not publish on Sunday. Since The Sun is – how to put it – not as sophisticated as The Globe, […]

Reduce, reuse and upcycle

Spring is the time when garage sales pop up like tulips and daffodils! They are great places to find all sorts of bargains, and a great way to recycle your ‘stuff’. I used to think I was ‘cheap’, but it seems that I am really actually ‘green’. Beach Metro News has listings for all the […]